We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oren Dunn City Museum

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 689 Rutherford Road, Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone Number: 662-841-6438
Improve this listing
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 10 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Two museums for price of one.

Good history of Tupelo, but the veterans museum in back stole the show. Memorabilia from different wars also lots of nazi items as well as American items.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2014
Douglas C
Cookeville, Tennessee
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you have a little time and want to see some different things from old Tupelo, it is worth a visit. They have an interesting model train running, some old fire trucks, an old diner, and a small room with old medical and dental equipment that is scary/fascinating. Though not connected to Tupelo, there is a wonderful collection of Hollywood... More 

1 Thank John J
Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

all the employees were extremely welcoming and went above and beyond in helping us to enjoy not only their museum but also their town!

1 Thank Ann B
Cookeville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Good history of Tupelo, but the veterans museum in back stole the show. Memorabilia from different wars also lots of nazi items as well as American items.

3 Thank Douglas C
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on a Monday, when it was officially closed but were fortunate to be let in anyway. The collection is really diverse so there's something to interest everyone, regardless of age . The veterans museum, accessed through the same entrance is excellent and contains extensive personal memorabilia from many wars. Fascinating stuff for anyone with an interest in either... More 

3 Thank Jennifer B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stopped by here and met Tony Lute, owner if the Veterans Museum, Kenny, owner of the old movie, circus, and magic show posters; it was a great history lesson and recommend if you're in Tupelo to visit because it has lots of great physical scenery of a world no longer known, especially to our children!

1 Thank Lissamerriman
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Level Contributor
305 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

West of town on Highway 278 and just past the Natchez Trace Parkway entrance road, take a left on Rutherford road. Right turn into Tupelo city park and the Oren Dunn City Museum. A very nice opportunity to see the way things were in early Tupelo and the area. Several nice outdoor exhibits and buildings. Of Special Note: DO NOT... More 

4 Thank Jaded-Bird
Midwestern, Illinois
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Easy to find, free parking, nominal admission fee ($3), very interesting outbuildings. There is a Veteran's museum in the back which you can visit for free but they do accept and appreciate donations. The veteran's museum is owned by an individual collector. You would not believe the sheer quantity of items in there! The owner, Tony Lute, has another museum... More 

3 Thank stkn1
Lexington, Tennessee
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We loved the admission price, which also included the very interesting Veterans Museum attached to the Oren Dunn Museum. Staff was very friendly.

2 Thank CarolH175
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

I saw a brosure of this place when i was in tupelo and decided to stop and take a look. you cant beat the price ( $3.oo for adults.) There is also a vetereans museum behind the building thats free. out front there are a bunch of old buildings and trains. we spent quite a lot of time there and... More 

4 Thank kathys1977
batesville indiana
Level Contributor
45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

This museum has a lot of items on a lot of subjects. It would benefit greatly from more organization. The outside displays are a collection of misc artifacts which would benefit from more identification. Having said this, my wife and I spent 75 minutes here, but we tend to look at and read everything. This is a nice stop if... More 

3 Thank retiredtravel

Been to Oren Dunn City Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oren Dunn City Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?